The Aquaman Archives #Volume 1

DC Comics

United States

Published
2003
Page count
232
Cover price
49.95 USD; 82.95 CAD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/297543

Credits

Editing
Dale Crain (reprint)
Scott Nybakken (associate)

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Show/hide Cover Untitled (Aquaman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman

Credits

Art
Ramona Fradon
Colours
Lee Loughridge
Editing
Dale Crain (reprint)
Scott Nybakken (associate)

Reprint history

Printed in
?
Show/hide 1. Table of Contents (Aquaman) Credits, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman; Aqualad

Credits

Letters
Typeset

Reprint history

From GCD
?

Notes

Text with spot illustration.

Show/hide 2. Foreword (Aquaman) Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman

Credits

Script
Roy Thomas
Letters
Typeset

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From GCD
?

Notes

Text article with spot illustration.

Show/hide 3. How Aquaman Got His Powers! (Aquaman) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry] (Origin); Atlanna (Flashback); Tom Curry (Flashback); Commander Haskel

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Art
Ramona Fradon
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #260 (May 1959)

Synopsis

Aquaman stops the U.S. Navy from testing atomic depth charges and recounts his origin to Commander Haskel.

Show/hide 4. Aquaman Duels the Animal-Master! (Aquaman) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Gustave the Great

Credits

Art
Ramona Fradon
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #261 (June 1959)

Synopsis

Gustave the Great, using his mastery of land animals challenges Aquaman and his mastery of sea creatures.

Show/hide 5. The Undersea Hospital (Aquaman) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Topo

Credits

Art
Ramona Fradon
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #262 (July 1959)

Synopsis

Aquaman opens an undersea hospital to help his undersea friends.

Show/hide 6. The Great Ocean Election! (Aquaman) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Honest Vic Wake; Govenor Big Jim Mason; Topo

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein ?
Art
Ramona Fradon
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

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From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #263 (August 1959)

Synopsis

Aquaman helps Honest Vic Wake in his campaign to be elected over the crooked Govenor Big Jim Mason.

Show/hide 7. Aquaman and His Sea Police (Aquaman) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Mayor of New Venice

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein ?
Art
Ramona Fradon
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #264 (September 1959)

Synopsis

Aquaman helps out a city whose streets are all canals.

Show/hide 8. The Secret of the Super-Safe! (Aquaman) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Topo; Mr. Roxroyd

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Art
Ramona Fradon
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #265 (October 1959)

Synopsis

Aquaman has to raise a super heavy safe from the bottom of the sea.

Show/hide 9. Aquaman Meets Aquagirl (Aquaman) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aquagirl [Lisa Morel]; Atlantis; Eddie; Dr. Hugo Morel; Atlanna (Flashback); Tom Curry (Flashback); Topo

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Art
Ramona Fradon
Colours
? (painted cover)
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #266 (November 1959)

Synopsis

Lisa Morel suddenly gains powers equal to Aquaman's and tries to become his partner.

Show/hide 10. The Manhunt on Land (Aquaman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; "Shark" Norton; The Wizard [Horace Kates]; Topo

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Art
Ramona Fradon
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #267 (December 1959)

Synopsis

The Shark and The Wizard excape from jail. The Shark decides to operate on land but Aquaman captures him anyway.

Show/hide 11. The Underwater Archers (Green Arrow) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; The Wizard [Horace Kates]; Arrow-Boat; Arrow Cave; Aquaman [Arthur Curry] (Cameo); Topo

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Art
Lee Elias
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #267 (December 1959)

Synopsis

Green Arrow has to face his old foe The Wizard underwater.

Show/hide 12. The Adventures of Aquaboy (Aquaman) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aquaboy (Aquaman as a child in flashback); Captain Harte

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Art
Ramona Fradon
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #268 (January 1960)

Synopsis

Aquaman has to prove his existence to a blind man. Flashback of Aquaman as Aquaboy when he was beginning as a hero.

Show/hide 13. The Kid From Atlantis (Aquaman) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aqualad [Garth] (intro, origin); Atlantis; Topo

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Art
Ramona Fradon
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #269 (February 1960)

Synopsis

Aquaman helps Aqualad, a rejected child from Atlantis, to overcome his fear of fish. Aquaman adopts Aqualad as his sidekick.

Show/hide 14. The Menace of Aqualad! (Aquaman) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aqualad [Garth]; Aqua-Cave (Intro); Gypsy Fortune Teller; Topo; Professor Tyson; Underwater Pirates

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Art
Ramona Fradon
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
100-Page Super Spectacular (DC, 1973 series) #DC-15 (March 1973)
From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #270 (March 1960)

Synopsis

A fortune teller tells that Aquaman will someday be replaced and Aqualad seems to by trying to fulfill the prophecy.

Show/hide 15. The Second Deluge (Aquaman) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aqualad [Garth]; Aqua-Cave; Captain Noah

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Art
Ramona Fradon
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #271 (April 1960)
The Second Deluge!
Printed in
Australia
Century Plus Comic (Color Comics, 1960 series) #55 ([December 1960?])
The Second Deluge!
Also printed
United States
Showcase Presents Aquaman (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([February] 2007)
The Second Deluge!
From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #271 (April 1960)

Synopsis

Captain Noah predicts a second deluge.

Show/hide 16. The Human Flying Fish! (Aquaman) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; The Human Flying Fish [Bragg] (Villain); Aqualad [Garth]; Dr. Krill

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Art
Ramona Fradon
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #272 (May 1960)
The Human Flying Fish!
Also printed
United States
Super DC Giant (DC, 1970 series) #S-26 (July-August 1971)
The Human Flying Fish!
 
Australia
Superman Presents Wonder Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #102 ([October 1973?])
The Human Flying Fish
 
United States
Showcase Presents Aquaman (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([February] 2007)
The Human Flying Fish!
From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #272 (May 1960)

Synopsis

Dr. Krill, a skilled surgeon, operates on Bragg, turning him into a Human Flying Fish to pull robberies that Aquaman can not stop.

Show/hide 17. Around the World in 80 Hours! (Aquaman) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aqualad [Garth]; Captain Kryle; Smugglers Incorporated (Villains); Agent X-6 (member of Smugglers Incorporated); Aden (Member of Smugglers Incorporated)

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein ?
Art
Ramona Fradon
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #273 (June 1960)

Synopsis

An author needs Aquaman to prove he can swim around the world in 80 hours.

Show/hide 18. Aqua-Queen (Aquaman) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aqua-Queen [Dale Conroy] (Intro); Aqualad [Garth]

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein ?
Art
Ramona Fradon
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #274 (July 1960)

Synopsis

After Aquaman doesn't pick her in a swimming meet, Dale Conroy vows to prove she's as good as he is.

Show/hide 19. The Interplanetary Mission (Aquaman) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aqualad [Garth]; Kryptonite

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Art
Ramona Fradon
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #275 (August 1960)

Synopsis

Crooks dress up as space aliens tring to convince Aquaman to retrieve an object from the ocean floor.

Show/hide 20. The Aqua-Thief of the Seven Seas (Aquaman) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aqualad [Garth]; King Tai, Ruler of Timtu; Vuda, Prime Minister of Timtu

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Art
Ramona Fradon
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #276 (September 1960)

Synopsis

Aquaman is falsely accused of stealing a chest of diamonds.

Show/hide 21. The Underwater Olympics (Aquaman) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aqualad [Garth]; Kryptonite; Topo; Bart Horval

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Art
Ramona Fradon
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #277 (October 1960)

Synopsis

Aquaman and Aqualad hold an underwater olympics. Aquaman's team "loses" to prevent kryptonite discovery.

Show/hide 22. Aqualad Goes to School (Aquaman) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aqualad [Garth]; Mr. Tracy (School Principal); Miss Pine (Teacher)

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein ?
Art
Ramona Fradon
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #278 (November 1960)
Aqualad Goes To School!
Also printed
United States
Teen Titans (DC, 1966 series) #38 (March-April 1972)
Aqualad Goes To School!
Printed in
Australia
Superman Presents Wonder Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #89 ([September 1972?])
Aqualad Goes to School
Also printed
United States
Showcase Presents Aquaman (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([February] 2007)
Aqualad Goes To School!
From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #278 (November 1960)

Synopsis

When Aqualad has trouble with a big test after being hit on the head, Aquaman uses ocean animals to help Aqualad remember the answers.

Show/hide 23. Silly Sailors of the Sea! (Aquaman and Aqualad) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman and Aqualad
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aqualad [Garth]; Eddie (teenager); Roy (teenager); Tom (teenager); Jim Hale

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Art
Ramona Fradon
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #279 (December 1960)

Synopsis

Aquaman and Aqualad teach ignorant young sailors a lesson after they steal a sailboat.

Show/hide 24. The Lost Ocean! (Aquaman) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aqualad [Garth]; Jim Flood; Ted Flood; Movie Director; Lighthouse Keeper

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Art
Ramona Fradon
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #280 (January 1961)
The Lost Ocean!
Also printed
Australia
Century Plus Comic (Color Comics, 1960 series) #59 ([April 1961?])
The Lost Ocean
 
United States
Showcase Presents Aquaman (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([February] 2007)
The Lost Ocean!

Synopsis

Aquaman and Aqualad help make TV movie Sea Chase after the two stars get the bends after diving to deep. Sea Chase is a parody of TV series Sea Hunt.

Show/hide 25. Showcase #30 (Aquaman and Aqualad) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman and Aqualad
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aqualad [Garth]

Credits

Pencils
Howard Purcell
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Editing
Jack Schiff (original)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #30 (January-February 1961)
Show/hide 26. Jack Miller (Aquaman and Aqualad) Comic story, 25 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman and Aqualad
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aqualad [Garth]; Atlantis; Aqua-Cave; Tom Curry (Flashback); Atlanna (Flashback)

Credits

Script
Jack Miller
Art
Ramona Fradon
Editing
Jack Schiff (original)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #30 (January-February 1961)
Show/hide 27. One Hour to Doom (Aquaman and Aqualad) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman and Aqualad
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aqualad [Garth]; Topo; Jed Rowe (Smuggler); Ed (Smuggler)

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Art
Ramona Fradon
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #282 (March 1961)

Synopsis

Aquaman and Aqualad escape various one-hour-without-water traps.

Show/hide 28. Showcase #31 (Aquaman and Aqualad) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman and Aqualad
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aqualad [Garth]

Credits

Pencils
Howard Purcell
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Editing
Jack Schiff (original)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #31 (March-April 1961)
Show/hide 29. The Sea Beasts from One Billion B.C. (Aquaman and Aqualad) Comic story, 25 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman and Aqualad
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aqualad [Garth]; Professor Richards; John Cook

Credits

Script
Jack Miller
Art
Nick Cardy
Editing
Jack Schiff (original)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #31 (March-April 1961)

Synopsis

John Cook has stolen Professor Richards ray that will turn a normal fish into a large sea monster.

Show/hide 30. Biographies Text article, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Bio

Credits

Author
Letters
Typeset

Notes

Short paragraphs about the creators.

Show/hide 31. Backcover (Aquaman) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aqualad [Garth]

Credits

Pencils
Howard Purcell
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Editing
Jack Schiff (original)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #30 (January-February 1961)
from Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #31 (March-April 1961)

Notes

Reprints covers from SHOWCASE (DC, 1956 series) #30-31.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 35248

Entry created

  • 09/12/2007

Cover added

  • 29/04/2010

Index completed

  • 29/04/2010